Carole King Tapestry Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered from the Original Master Tapes!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 36/500!
Feel the Earth Move: Mobile Fidelity Gives Listeners the End-All-Be-All
Definitive Version of the Long-Time Audiophile Classic
Hybrid SACD True to Producer’s Original Intent of Putting Carole King in the
Room With You: Experience and Feel Every Organic Nuance, Suggestive Delivery,
Blockbuster Album Defined Singer-Songwriter Movement, Swept Grammy Awards,
Spawned Four Hit Singles, Sold More Than 25 Million Copies Worldwide
Carole King’s Tapestry is one of the rare albums that immediately plays in your
head the moment its title, cover art, or songs are mentioned. Having achieved
status of near-mythical proportions, it is the singer-songwriter record you’d
bring to the proverbial desert island if you were limited to one choice.
Renowned for its lifelike production, Tapestry now sounds clearer, richer, and
more emotional courtesy of Mobile Fidelity’s hybrid SACD. Audiophiles, this
is the version that brings Carole King right before your eyes and into your
room. This is the edition you need. It’s the edition you deserve.
Faithful to original album producer Lou Adler’s vision of making King (and not
just any pianist) appear seated and playing in front of listeners, this numbered
limited-edition SACD delivers utmost transparency, balance, warmth, intimacy,
and perhaps most importantly, feeling. Aware of how many times this iconic work
has been re-released, Mobile Fidelity engineers settled for nothing less than
the absolute finest sonic presentation possible when mastering Tapestry from the
original master tapes.
The results mirror what went down in the A&M Studios. Lean, simple, direct, and
so nakedly real the sonics evoke what might be heard on a professional demo
tape, this collectable SACD gives what Rolling Stone deems the 36th Greatest
Album of All Time the due it deserves. King’s personal singing, her graceful
pianism, the integral rhythmic foundation provided by the likes of drummer
Russ Kunkel and guitarist Danny Kortchmar, and the symmetrical
contributions of guest instrumentalists ranging from saxophonist Curtis Amy
to guitarist James Taylor resonate with three-dimensional imaging and
cozy realism. Every note, every basic movement, accurately rendered with
exquisite detail and full-bodied tonality.
Indeed, one reason — apart from the flawless songwriting, earnest deliveries,
and eloquent performances — Tapestry endures is because of the naturalness of
the production and songs. King’s unadulterated articulations on love,
conviction, friendship, place, sadness, and companionship ring true because
there’s no doubting their meaning, intent, or sincerity. Tapestry makes you
feel, and compels you to get closer to the music, and the musicians performing.
It is an album of organic nuances, suggestive intents, and engaging melodies.
Thematically, classics such as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “I Feel the Earth Move,”
“Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman”
resonate because they address universal sensibilities and the human condition.
They, like all of Tapestry, are relaxed yet emancipating, strong yet mellow,
comfortable yet terrifically beautiful and lastingly unique. Four major Grammy
Awards, four Top 10 singles, sales of more than 25 million copies, and one of
the first albums chosen for inclusion in the National Recording Registry just
seem like icing on the cake.
There’s only one Tapestry, and Mobile Fidelity’s sonically spectacular hybrid
SACD is the version to own.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes
1. I Feel the Earth Move
2. So Far Away
3. Its Too Late
4. Home Again
6. Way Over Yonder
7. You've Got a Friend
8. Where You Lead
9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
10. Smackwater Jack
12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman